The Acura brand is a luxury spin-off of the Honda brand, much like how Toyota launched the Lexus brand to differentiate the models between markets. You will find that the model names within the range change frequently as they move with the changing consumer tastes. Below you will find the owner’s manuals for a handful of popular Acura models such as the RDX and TLX.
Browse by Acura Model (5 in total)
ILXThis ILX model is essentially a Honda Civic fitted with many of the premium options as standard inside a stylish shell. When compared to the Civic you will find almost every component is uprated, such as the suspension and steering
MDXThe Acura MDX is a very popular luxury SUV built for the US market by Honda that replaced the Horizon. It was originally released in the year 2000 and is currently in its third-generation of design with hybrid drivetrain options available at purchase
RDXIn 2006 the RDX first became available as Acuras' first compact luxury crossover SUV model. Underneath the car is the same platform used under the Honda Civic but with a taller body and many more premium features installed
RLXBetween 2014 and 2020 the RLX was Acuras' flagship executive car until the model was discontinued as the company decides to focus on crossover SUVs. Within the platform, aluminum is extensively used to reduce the weight while retaining rigidity
TLXThe TLX is a compact executive car manufactured by Honda to replace the TL and TSX ranges in its Acura sub-brand. It features incredible sound-deadening and a 9-speed automatic or 8-speed manual transmission
Acuras range has been designed and marketed primarily for the USA region of the world, who prefer larger vehicles with luxuries as standard.
This brand was briefly pushed into several other regions such as Russia and China with mixed success.
To launch the Acura brand, Honda opened 60 new dealerships during the 1980s across North America, starting with 2 models at first.
In the first year of sales, Acura managed to sell 109,000 models. This certainly gave Mercedes-Benz a run for their money (only selling 78,000 cars in the USA that year) as they had almost dominated this luxury car space for many years.
In the USA the Acura brand was used to launch the affordable super-car NSX from Honda in an attempt to steal market share from companies such as Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Over the years Acura has been used to launch such models as the TL, CL, RSX, MDX in the American market. These have gone by other names in the European and Asian markets and marketed differently under the Honda brand.
- Models: 5